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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679730/stand-alone-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-previous-lumbar-fusion
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Philip K Louie, Arya G Varthi, Ankur S Narain, Victor Lei, Daniel D Bohl, Grant D Shifflett, Frank M Phillips
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Revision posterior decompression and fusion for patients with symptomatic ASD is associated with significant morbidity and is technically challenging. The use of a stand-alone LLIF in patients with symptomatic ASD may avoid many of the complications associated with revision posterior surgery. PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients who underwent stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) for symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD)...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679728/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-lumbar-spine-determining-clinical-impact-and-potential-harm-from-overuse
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Nathan M Wnuk, Tarik K Alkasab, Daniel I Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spine MRI is frequently said to be "overused" in the evaluation of low-back pain, yet data concerning the extent of overuse and on potential harmful effects are lacking. PURPOSE: To determine the proportion of examinations with a detectable impact on patient care (actionable outcomes). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study PATIENT SAMPLE: 5,365 outpatient lumbar spine MR examinations OUTCOME MEASURES: Actionable outcomes included: 1) findings leading to an intervention making use of anatomical information such as surgery; 2) new diagnoses of cancer, infection, or fracture; or 3) following known lumbar spine pathology...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679727/the-influence-of-hand-grip-strength-on-surgical-outcomes-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-preliminary-result
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Feng Shen, Ho-Joong Kim, Na-Kyoung Lee, Heoung-Jae Chun, Bong-Soon Chang, Choon-Ki Lee, Jin S Yeom
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although a number of prognostic factors have been demonstrated to be associated with surgical outcome of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS), no study has investigated the relation between hand grip strength (HGS) and treatment outcome of DLSS. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of HGS on surgical outcomes after surgery for patients with DLSS. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study PATIENT SAMPLE: Patients who underwent spine surgery for DLSS...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678713/posterior-fossa-epidural-hematomas-a-rare-but-serious-complication-of-occipito-cervical-fusion-surgery
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Chang Rong Zhu, Jianhua Wang, Dai Jianqiang, Kun Chen, Xia Hong
BACKGROUND: Posterior occipito-cervical fusion surgery is a commonly used surgical method to treat various craniovertebral junction pathologies. Though it is an effective method, there also have been some reports about complications of occipito-cervical fusion. However, there have been no reports about posterior fossa epidural hematomas after occipito-cervical fusion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old female was referred to our Hospital with a 6-month history of neck pain and numbness limbs for 2 months...
April 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674852/long-term-prospective-outcomes-after-minimally-invasive-trans-iliac-sacroiliac-joint-fusion-using-triangular-titanium-implants
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Emily Darr, S Craig Meyer, Peter G Whang, Don Kovalsky, Clay Frank, Harry Lockstadt, Robert Limoni, Andy Redmond, Philip Ploska, Michael Y Oh, Daniel Cher, Abhineet Chowdhary
Background: Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion (SIJF) has become an increasingly accepted surgical option for chronic sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, a prevalent cause of unremitting low back/buttock pain. Objective: The objective of this study was to report clinical and functional outcomes of SIJF using triangular titanium implants (TTI) in the treatment of chronic SI joint dysfunction due to degenerative sacroiliitis or sacroiliac joint (SIJ) disruption at 3 years postoperatively...
2018: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673371/radiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-following-mis-tlif-in-patients-with-adult-lumbar-degenerative-scoliosis
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Yongfei Zhao, Yan Liang, Keya Mao
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from adult lumbar degenerative scoliosis (ALDS) are commonly complicated with advanced age, osteoporosis, cardiopulmonary insufficiency, and some other medical comorbidity. Therefore, the traditional open surgery can lead to high rate of postoperative complications. The purposes of this study were to introduce our experiences and explore the efficacy and feasibility of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) in the treatment of patients with ALDS...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673357/benefits-in-pain-perception-ability-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-undergoing-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-a-clinical-practice-setting
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Luciana Scalone, Furio Zucco, Angelo Lavano, Amedeo Costantini, Marisa De Rose, Paolo Poli, Gianpaolo Fortini, Laura Demartini, Enrico De Simone, Valentino Menardo, Mario Meglio, Paolo Cozzolino, Paolo A Cortesi, Lorenzo G Mantovani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668650/impact-of-an-advanced-imaging-utilization-review-program-on-downstream-health-care-utilization-and-costs-for-low-back-pain
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Janessa M Graves, Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, Jeffrey G Jarvik, Gary M Franklin
BACKGROUND: Early magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for acute low back pain (LBP) has been associated with increased costs, greater health care utilization, and longer disability duration in workers' compensation claimants. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a state policy implemented in June 2010 that required prospective utilization review (UR) for early MRI among workers' compensation claimants with LBP. RESEARCH DESIGN: Interrupted time series...
April 17, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665585/-outpatient-emergency-care-for-nursing-home-residents-a-status-quo-from-a-nursing-perspective
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Markus Bleckwenn, Linnea Bell, Rieke Schnakenberg, Klaus Weckbecker, Manuela Klaschik
AIM OF THE STUDY: At present about 2 million people need care in Germany, about one third of them live in old people's homes or nursing homes. Outpatient emergency care of nursing home residents is ensured by primary care physicians, the medical emergency service and the emergency services. Emergency care has rarely been examined from the perspective of nurses. Therefore, in our study, we investigated how the nurses perceive medical care in medical emergencies and what suggestions for improvements they have...
April 17, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663509/patients-with-a-previous-total-hip-replacement-experience-less-reduction-of-back-pain-following-lumbar-back-surgery
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Ted Eneqvist, Erik Bülow, Szilárd Nemes, Helena Brisby, Göran Garellick, Peter Fritzell, Ola Rolfson
The coexistence of degenerative disorders from the hip joint and the lumbar spine, known as "the hip-spine syndrome", is a common encounter in clinical practice. These degenerative conditions may cause similar symptoms which often entail diagnostic challenges in determining the origin of pain. Low back surgery (LBS) with fusion and/or decompression, and total hip replacement (THR) are both often successful interventions. However, the knowledge is limited about the post-operative patient-reported outcome (PRO) following LBS in the presence of a prior THR...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662790/update-on-biomaterials-for-prevention-of-epidural-adhesion-after-lumbar-laminectomy
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REVIEW
Huailan Wang, Wenjia Sun, Dongliang Fu, Yueliang Shen, Ying-Ying Chen, Lin-Lin Wang
Lumbar laminectomy often results in failed back surgery syndrome. Most scholars support the three-dimensional theory of adhesion: Fibrosis surrounding the epidural tissues is based on the injured sacrospinalis behind, fibrous rings and posterior longitudinal ligaments. Approaches including using the minimally invasive technique, drugs, biomaterial and nonbiomaterial barriers to prevent the postoperative epidural adhesion were intensively investigated. Nevertheless, the results are far from satisfactory. Our review is based on various implant biomaterials that are used in clinical applications or are under study...
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662746/the-predictive-value-of-preoperative-health-related-quality-of-life-scores-on-postoperative-patient-reported-outcome-scores-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Nan Luo, Sze Yung Chin, Eugene Tze Chun Lau, Pei Wang, Naresh Kumar, Leok-Lim Lau, John Nathaniel Ruiz, Joseph Shanthakumar Thambiah, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
Study Design: A single-center, retrospective cohort study. Objective: To predict patient-reported outcomes (PROs) using preoperative health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) scores by quantifying the correlation between them, so as to aid selection of surgical candidates and preoperative counselling. Methods: All patients who underwent single-level elective lumbar spine surgery over a 2-year period were divided into 3 diagnosis groups: spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and disc herniation...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662739/decompression-in-adult-lumbar-deformity-surgery-is-associated-with-increased-perioperative-complications-but-favorable-long-term-outcomes
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Isaac O Karikari, Keith H Bridwell, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Lawrence G Lenke, Patrick Sugrue, David Bumpass, Azeem Ahmad, Jeffrey Gum
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objectives: To analyze the impact of performing a formal decompression in patients with adult lumbar scoliosis with symptomatic spinal stenosis on perioperative complications and long-term outcomes. Methods: Adult patients undergoing at least 5 levels of fusion to the sacrum with iliac fixation from 2002 to 2008 who had a minimum 5-year follow-up at one institution were studied. Patients who had 3-column osteotomy were excluded from the study...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660995/diagnostic-value-of-nasal-cytology-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-assessed-by-a-liquid-based-cytological-technique
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Wenyu She, Jun Yang, Chengshuo Wang, Luo Zhang
Back ground: Nasal cytology has generally been employed as a useful diagnostic tool in the differentiation of rhinopathies. Objective The aim of this study was to assess the extent and diagnostic value of inflammation of nasal and paranasal sinus mucosa in chronic rhinosinusitis patients by employing a combination of nasal brushings and a liquid-based cytological technique. Methods Forty-eight patients with chronic sinusitis and 20 control subjects without any sign of sinusitis undergoing endoscopic surgery, although not all underwent endoscopic sinus surgery, were recruited to the study...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657481/getting-back-in-the-game-after-humeral-head-resurfacing
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Matthias Bülhoff, Boris Sowa, Thomas Bruckner, Patric Raiss, Felix Zeifang
Background: Aim of this investigation was to analyze whether patients undergoing humeral head resurfacing (HHR) surgery are able to successfully return to their sports and occupation afterwards. Materials and methods: Fifty patients treated with CUP (HHR) arthroplasty were included. Two groups were built: Patients who have participated in sports less than 5 years prior surgery (Group 1: n = 42 (84%)) and patients who have never participated in sports (Group 2: n = 8 (16%))...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657470/influence-of-timing-of-surgery-on-cauda-equina-syndrome-outcomes-at-a-national-spinal-centre
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Gavin Heyes, Morgan Jones, Eugene Verzin, Greg McLorinan, Nagy Darwish, Niall Eames
Purpose: There is no doubt that the best outcome achieved in Cauda equina syndrome (CES) involves surgical decompression. The controversy regarding outcome lies with timing of surgery. This study reports outcomes on a large population based series. Timing of surgery, Cauda Equina syndrome classification based on British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) guidelines and co-morbid illness will be assessed to evaluate influence on outcome. Materials and methods: A retrospective review of all patients surgically decompressed for CES between 01/01/2008 to 01/08/2014 was conducted...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656626/asia-spine-the-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Dong Ah Shin, Young Soo Kim, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Jung Keun Suh, Se-Hoon Kim
The sharing of international academic accomplishment and friendship is important; furthermore, to better understand and anticipate the future, we should look back and remember where we started. Regarding ASIA SPINE, the authors aimed to record how the pioneers of Asian spinal surgery started this spine meeting series more than 20 years ago and that later developed into the present state of the conference. The authors will also explore the possible future of this conference. In June 1996, when Professor Hiroshi Nakagawa organized the 11th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Spinal Surgery, spinal neurosurgeons from Korea and Japan including Professor Young Soo Kim, Professor Jung Keun Suh, and Professor Nakagawa discussed the establishment of a multinational conference on spinal surgery via a partnership between the 2 countries...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656623/superior-and-middle-cluneal-nerve-entrapment-as-a-cause-of-low-back-pain
#18
REVIEW
Toyohiko Isu, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Naotaka Iwamoto
Low back pain (LBP) is encountered frequently in clinical practice. The superior and the middle cluneal nerves (SCN and MCN) are cutaneous nerves that are purely sensory. They dominate sensation in the lumbar area and the buttocks, and their entrapment around the iliac crest can elicit LBP. The reported incidence of SCN entrapment (SCN-E) in patients with LBP is 1.6%-14%. SCN-E and MCN entrapment (MCN-E) produce leg symptoms in 47%-84% and 82% of LBP patients, respectively. In such patients, pain is exacerbated by lumbar movements, and the symptoms mimic radiculopathy due to lumbar disorder...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653244/opioid-utilization-following-cervical-spine-surgery-trends-and-factors-associated-with-long-term-use
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Andrew J Pugely, Nicholas A Bedard, Piyush Kalakoti, Nathan R Hendrickson, Jamal N Shillingford, Joseph L Laratta, Comron Saifi, Ronald A Lehman, K Daniel Riew
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Limited or no data exist evaluating risk-factors associated with prolonged opioid use following cervical arthrodesis. PURPOSE: To assess trends in post-operative narcotic use amongst preoperative opioid users (OU) versus non-opioid users (NOU), and identify factors associated with postoperative narcotic use at 1-year following cervical arthrodesis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective, observational study. PATIENT SAMPLE: 17,391 patients (OU: 52...
April 10, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652236/validity-of-promis-in-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-preliminary-evaluation
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Brittany E Haws, Benjamin Khechen, Jordan A Guntin, Kaitlyn L Cardinal, Daniel D Bohl, Kern Singh
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes are commonly used to evaluate treatment efficacy. Inefficiencies in standard measurement tools often prove to be a barrier to data collection. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) was developed to overcome these limitations. This tool implements computer-adaptive testing, which enables the assessment of physical function in fewer questions than those required for "static" metrics. In spine surgery patients, moderate to strong correlations with Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and the 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) scores have been reported for PROMIS...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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